We have specialist experience in brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation, orthopaedic conditions and neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy.
Our comprehensive multidisciplinary therapy is provided by our skilled and compassionate therapists who visit clients in the convenience of their homes, in locations around the community and at our facility at Ryde.
Individually tailored programs are customised for each client and are goal-directed, meaning we focus on what you want to achieve and the areas that are important to you in your daily life.
Our comprehensive range of therapies mean our clients benefit from a holistic collaborative approach where the most appropriate combination of different therapies is brought together to give you the best possible outcomes.
Our therapies include:
Occupational therapy can enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. An occupational therapist will work with you to enhance your independence in the things you want, need or are expected to do, by modifying the activity, task or environment. Below are some of the specific areas in which our occupational therapists may be able to provide support.
Physiotherapy can improve a person’s quality of life by lessening the effects of dysfunction, restoring movement, alleviating pain, improving fitness and functional abilities. A physiotherapist will work with you, taking a holistic approach to your treatment, helping you achieve goals related to strength, mobility, balance and coordination, while aiming to reduce the risk of secondary impairments and promoting independence. Below are some of the specific areas in which our physiotherapists may be able to provide support:
These services can be offered in your home, or your community, or onsite in our therapy gym or hydrotherapy pool, dependent upon your individual needs and circumstances.
We are looking to expand our service offering, so please register your interest in one of the below future programs today by sending us an email.
Case Managers have the experience and skills to provide a holistic approach to the coordination of your treatment, rehabilitation and care following a severe injury. At Royal Rehab our icare-approved case managers will work with you and your families collaboratively to improve quality of life and facilitate independence. Our intervention is always client driven and we recognise how important the inclusion of family and friends can be following severe injury. Below are some of the ways in which our case managers may be able to provide support:
We can work with you at any time throughout your rehabilitation, listening to your goals and planning how we can achieve these together.
Speech pathology can assist you with your speech, language, cognition, voice or augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). A speech pathologist will work with you to optimise independent communication skills for life. A speech pathologist is a specialist in mealtime and swallowing support and can assist you with developing a mealtime management plan. Below are some of the specific areas in which our speech pathologists may be able to provide support.
We are consistently looking to expand the services we offer. Register your interest in attending a Communication Group by sending us an email.
Recreational therapy can increase your ability to participate in activities tailored to your lifestyle which are enjoyable, good for your health and wellbeing, and rewarding. A recreational therapist will work with you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to independently participate in the recreation and leisure pursuits that interest you the most. Below are some of the specific areas in which our recreational therapists may be able to provide support:
Find out more about our adaptive sport, recreation and leisure programs here.
Clinical horticultural therapy is a unique offering which aims to increase your abilities in the garden alongside developing skills transferrable to everyday life. A clinical horticultural therapist will work with you to optimise your independence, incorporating the physical and psychological benefits of gardening in either your garden or a community garden space. Below are some of the specific areas in which our clinical horticultural therapist may be able to provide support:
You can also access this service on site at Royal Rehab’s beautiful Productive Garden.
Social work provides support to you and your family as you adjust to the challenges which arise following injury, illness and disability. A social worker will work with you to identify your needs using a motivational approach to help you adjust and identify your ‘new normal’. Our team will assist with your transition back into your community or engagement in relevant supports for the first time. Below are some of the specific areas in which our social workers may be able to provide support:
Dietitians can provide you with up-to-date food and nutrition advice through individual dietary counselling and nutrition therapy appropriate for your specific circumstance to promote good health. Royal Rehab’s dietitians will work with you to assess your individual needs to help you understand healthy eating options and appropriate lifestyle choices to promote wellbeing. Below are some of the specific areas in which our dietitians can offer support:
Our nursing team specialise in assessing and managing a range of issues associated with spinal cord injury and brain injury. Adopting a wellness model of care, Royal Rehab’s nurses play an important role in providing both therapeutic interventions and advising on managing your health while living well following a severe injury. Below are some of the areas in which our nurses can offer support:
Our psychologists provide support in helping people deal with feelings about their Illness or injury, and can assist you to work towards acceptance and positivity about your life again. By supporting clients to better understand their injury or illness, our psychologists can help you regain a sense of control over your life. Below are some of the areas in which our psychologists can offer support:
Anyone can refer to Royal Rehab’s Clinical Therapies including self-referrals, medical professionals, and insurance agencies.
Clinical Therapies can be funded through icare and other third party insurers or the NDIS (under Improved Daily Living or Social and Community Participation). The option to self-fund is also available.
For more information on Referrals or Funding, contact one of our experts today:
In Royal Rehab’s 120th year of operation, we reflected on our rich past and spoke to three former physiotherapists about their time working here, how physiotherapy has changed over the years and what they would say to anyone contemplating a future career in the profession.